# How do you solve 2n + 1= 4n - 5?

Apr 5, 2018

$n = 3$

#### Explanation:

=$2 n + 1 = 4 n - 5$

=$+ 1 + 5 = 4 n - 2 n$

=$6 = 2 n$

=$n = 3$

Check

=$2 \left(3\right) + 1 = 4 \left(3\right) - 5$

=$7 = 7$

Hope it helps!

Apr 5, 2018

$n = 3$

#### Explanation:

$2 n + 1 = 4 n - 5$

The first thing we want to do is subtract $2 n$ from both sides of the equation:
$1 = 2 n - 5$

Now we add $5$ to both sides of the equation:
$6 = 2 n$

Finally, we divide both sides by $2$ to get the value of $n$:
$n = 3$

Apr 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

Subtract 2n from 2n and 4n, bring down the one an equal sign then solve 4n-2n (write your answer underneath) bring down the 5 which should leave you with "1= 2n - 5". Add five to 1 and 5, the 5 cancels out which leaves you with 1 +5 and that equals 6..divide 6 by 2 and your answer is n=3